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Podcast series ‘UNHATCHED’ will focus on the founding and foundation of the Toronto Raptors and their rapid development upto this years NBA Finals appearance.

Following last week’s ground-breaking basketball game that sent the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Finals for the first time in NBA history, NewsTalk 1010 discusses the birth of the Toronto Raptors franchise in the all-new podcast series UNHATCHED, available now on and the iHeartRadio App.

Hosted by NewsTalk 1010 reporter Ryan Doyle, UNHATCHED features interviews with Toronto Raptors franchise founder John Bitove, the team’s first draft pick Damon Stoudamire, and former coaches Butch Carter and Darrell Walker.

UNHATCHED focuses on the initial discussions that shaped the Toronto Raptors NBA team, including the red tape and challenges of bringing an NBA team to Toronto, how the name Raptors was chosen, where the original location for an arena was supposed to be, and more.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals left the Toronto Raptors with a 118-109 win over the Golden State Warriors. TSN’s extensive live coverage of the NBA Finals begins with Game 2 on Sunday, June 2 at 8 p.m. ET, and continues with Game 4 and Game 6. TSN and TSN Direct subscribes can stream all of the action live on and the TSN app.